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“Kingdom Come” – audio (God Stuff)

Posted on Wednesday March 20th, 2019

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Here is the information to access the audio version of “Kingdom Come” – the 2nd message in Erma Tabernacle’s Teach Us To Pray series on The Lord’s Prayer.  Subscribe to make your connecting to this podcast easier next time.

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Lenten Blessings,

Pastor Glenn (

“Kingdom Come” – #2 in Teach Us To Pray

Posted on Wednesday March 20th, 2019

Series Slide - Teach Us To Pray

During this journey through Lent 2019, we are exploring The Lord’s Prayer, line-by-line, on Sundays at Erma Tabernacle.  “Kingdom Come” is the 2nd in the Teach Us To Pray series.  It, again, draws upon Matthew chapter 6, verses 7 through 13 (Mt. 6:7-13).

This message has been re-recorded from March 17 ET worship.  Catch the series “live” on Sundays @ 9:15 am in the Tabernacle.

Lenten Blessings,

Pastor Glenn

Lent 2019 – Day 15

Posted on Wednesday March 20th, 2019

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What does it mean when Jesus says, “Follow me”?  This has been a 2,000 year-old question we are still discerning.  How do you answer it?  In today’s reading from the Gospel of Luke we find Jesus well on His way to the Cross.

Jesus goes through one town and village after another, teaching as he makes his way to Jerusalem.  Someone asks him, “Lord, will only a few be saved?” [Jesus] says to them, “Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able.” (Luke 13: 22 – 24, NRSV)

The key is not, “I wonder if so-and-so will make it to heaven.”  The core question is, “Will I squeeze through the door or just walk right through?”  Many in our (Christian) world believe in universalism.  This means that everyone will get to heaven.  But does Jesus say this?  If there is a “narrow” door, then there must be “another” door that goes somewhere else (that “other” place?).

Today, which door will you choose?  Sorry, it’s not the game, “Let’s Make a Deal.”  But you do get a choice!  Today is the best day to make it.  Amen?

Lenten Blessings,

Pastor Glenn


Lent 2019 – Day 13

Posted on Monday March 18th, 2019

Did you ever notice that for some things our memories are short while for others there are those instances/events that we can never forget?  How often do we dwell on the not-so-good times instead of the better ones? Give thanks to the LORD and proclaim his greatness. Let the whole world know what he has […]

Lent 2019 – Day 5

Posted on Friday March 15th, 2019

Do you know the expression “20-20 hindsight”?  It’s a way of looking back after an event occurs and say, “Oh, I KNEW that” (even when you didn’t at the time). I enjoy exploring both the Advent and Lenten seasons as if I do not know what happens next.  To live in the expectant/waiting mode of […]

Lent 2019 – Day 4

Posted on Thursday March 14th, 2019

The Lenten season has affected me in different ways over the years – some with greater impact while others not as much.  What always resonates with me is what God’s Word says during this time.  Today’s reading comes from King David in Psalm 27 when he is surrounded by those who want to take his […]

Lent 2019 – Day 3

Posted on Wednesday March 13th, 2019

Today’s reading is about “drunkenness” but also about “intoxication” — those things in life that cause us to get carried away.  Jesus says in Luke chapter 21: “Be on guard so that your hearts are not weighed down with dissipation [intoxication] and drunkenness and the worries of this life, and that day catch you unexpectedly, […]

Lent 2019 – Day 2

Posted on Tuesday March 12th, 2019

The Revised Common Lectionary offers suggested readings for each Sunday of the year over a 3-year cycle – one from the Psalms, one from the rest of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament), one from the Gospels, and one from the rest of the Greek Bible (New Testament).  However, there also are daily readings.  The one […]

“Our Father” – God Stuff podcast

Posted on Monday March 11th, 2019

Here is the link to the God Stuff audio podcast of “Our Father.”  It is the first message in Erma Tabernacle’s latest series – Teach Us To Pray.  The link will take you to Google Play Podcasts. Here is the link to the same episode, all of them actually, on the Stitcher platform. […]

“Our Father” – Teach Us To Pray #1

Posted on Monday March 11th, 2019

With Lent 2019, Erma Tabernacle begins a new series – Teach Us To Pray.  Over the next several messages, we will explore what is commonly referred to as The Lord’s Prayer.  “Our Father” is the first in this series.  The core scripture throughout each message is Matthew chapter 6, verses 7 through 13 (Mt 6:7-13). […]